Photogallery: Albania – Europe's Forgotten Corner
Albania – Europe's Forgotten Corner
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Albania is a wild, mysterious country dotted with national parks, majestic castles, lakes and high mountains. Even though tourists don't head there that often, they are slowly getting into the list of sought-after destinations. You can travel here alone on your own. In today's photo gallery, you can visit the places visited by traveler Matouš Vinš. A trip to national parks, the capital city, but also to Durrës gourmet paradise or medieval romance in Berat. This all and more awaits you.
Text: Lenka Bauerová
Photos: Matouš Vinš
Although Albania is the poorest country in Europe, it is all the richer in natural beauty and history. Thanks to this, tourism in this country is on the rise. So let's take a look at what the forgotten corner of Europe has to offer its visitors. We chose Durrës for our holiday to be by the sea, but also within easy reach of nature, mountains and monuments.
Near the south Albanian town of Vlorë stretches Llogara mountain national park. Leaving only half-a-day for the park during preparations for my Albanian tour, I regreted this decision when approaching the park already. It is considred one of the most beautiful places in the country. Making treks into the mountains brings great, unforgettable experiences.
Close to Ohrid lake, large Shebenik-Jabllanica national park is situated by Macedonian border. It is one of the most remote places in Albania. Its peaks rise up to 2 200 meters and there live many rare animals and plants such as Balkanian lynx. Let's visit the park together.
Albania is not just a country with interesting history and wild nature. There are beautiful beaches scattered almost all along its bcoastline. Today we take a look at the most beautiful section of the coastline, the Albanian riviera in the south of the country.
Hars nature, mountains, clear water, and the grandiose castle guarding a medieval town. This is Berat, one of the most pouplarp places in Albania and a proud gem on UNESCO's world heritage sites list. Let's take a look.
Mere 30 kilometers from the capital of Tirana, there is Durrës, an easy-going coastline town. Many Albanians would claim there is nothing interesting about Durrës. They are right but go there nevertheless. Why? Local Mediterranean cuisine is simply stellar and the prices as well.
When I asked my Airbnb host in Tirana where should I go in Albania, he sent me to the small town of Përmet and the Bredhi i Hotovës national park near to it, both in the south of the country. The River Lengarices dug a grandiose canyon there which features thermal springs.
Albania is a small and quiet country. Tirana, its capital, has very calm feel unlike many other European cities. No wonder. It is home to "only" about half a million people. Streets are vibrant and Tirana's magic is unlike of any other city.
Amazing beaches, high mountains, beautiful national parks, lakes, traidional farmers, grandiose castle. Albania is a country of many great attractions and sights and it still retains its status of a land not yet discovered by mass tourism. Our following series will take you to some places which are worth traveling to.
Today we take you for a trip to the small town of Përmet Bredhi i Hotovës national park in the s...
Today's video takes us out of civilization into Shebenik-Jabllanica national park which is one of...
The Albanian riviera situated on the south of the country is popular mostly for its teal sea and ...
Llogara National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the country. You may take many trips...
Durrës is situated about 30 km from Tirana. According to the Albanians, there is nothing interest...
Berat is one of the most popular cities in the country also listed in UNESCO. Visitors may see he...
Unlike other European cities, Albanian capital is very quient. Many contrasts rule in Tirana. The...
Albania was only little affected by the tourist industry, however, this will change soon. The cou...